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Private Montserrat Tour Barcelona

4.8 / 5 total 112 reviews
Duration: 5 hours
Product code: 2294
Overview

Choose our Montserrat Half-Day Trip from Barcelona and take a day outdoors to explore one of the best places around Catalonia! You will travel in comfort and style, since a local, licensed private driver will come directly to your hotel in central Barcelona or Cruise Port to pick you up, with a VIP car or minivan. Together with the driver, you will meet our licensed private guide, who will accompany you and show you the best the region has to offer.

Once you have reached Montserrat, you immediately understand why it is called the “jagged mountain”. The toponym “Montserrat” was created by the Romans, who called it “Mons Serratus”. Catalans sometimes call it “Montsagrat”, which means “sacred mountain” in their native language.

Montserrat’s Mountains host the popular Benedictine monastery officially named “Santa Maria de Montserrat” along with its beautiful Basilica and museum. This Monastery is a world-class visitors attraction and a UNESCO World Heritage site. It takes its name from the stunning mountain it is located on top of. Being perched at about 1200 meters above the valley, a breathtaking view can be enjoyed from the Monastery as well as peculiar rock formations. Some guides even say you can see Mallorca island when it’s sunny!

Every year thousands of visitors come to Montserrat sanctuary to worship Our Lady of Montserrat, also known as La Moreneta, Patron of Catalonia. You will also see the Museum of Montserrat where several works of Dali, El Greco, Monet and Giordano are preserved. In addition, you can see liturgical and archaeological exhibits. Montserrat is believed by some to be the place where the Holy Grail is hidden!

However, it is also famous as the house of the L’Escolania, one of the oldest boys’ choirs in Europe with its origin dating back to the 13th century. Several famous personalities made their pilgrimage to Montserrat, including Pope Benedict XIII, Columbus, Cervantes, von Humboldt, King Fernando and Isabella, Carlos I, Felipe II and Louis XIV.

So if you want to take a relaxing day in Barcelona's surroundings, you shall not miss this incredible chance. Choose our Montserrat Half-Day Trip from Barcelona!

Highlights
  • Explore the popular Benedictine monastery officially named “Santa Maria de Montserrat” along with its beautiful Basilica and museum.
  • Visit the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Montserrat, also known as La Moreneta, Patron of Catalonia
  • See the Museum of Montserrat where several works of Dali, El Greco, Monet and Giordano are preserved. In addition, you can see liturgical and archaeological exhibits
  • Montserrat is also famous as the house of the L’Escolania, one of the oldest boys’ choirs in Europe with its origin dating back to the 13th century.
Good to Know
  • Scheduling Scheduling: Private Tour
  • Languages offered on the Activity / TourLanguages offered on the Activity / Tour: English, Spanish
  • Duration Duration: 5 hours
  • Printed Voucher Accepted Printed Voucher Accepted
  •    All participants pay the adult price All participants pay the adult price
  • This tour MUST be booked no less than 3 days in advanceThis tour MUST be booked no less than 3 days in advance
  • This tour is NOT available on religious holidays, bank holidays and Sunday morningsThis tour is NOT available on religious holidays, bank holidays and Sunday mornings
  • Pick-up service Pick-up service
    Pick up from your hotel in Central Barcelona.
  • Easy Cancellation Easy Cancellation
    Non-refundable
  • Instant Confirmation Instant Confirmation
  • Cut-off TimeCut-off Time
    Available to be booked until 3 days before the tour starts. We reserve the option to confirm the tour or not due to availability.
Inclusions
  • 5-hour private guide
  • 5-hour private driver with private vehicle
Exclusions
  • Gratuities (recommended)
  • Entrance Fees
Meeting Point
Meeting point in your hotel. Please tell us the exact address where you want to be picked up
Know Before You Go
  • We recommend you wear comfortable footwear suitable for long periods of walking for this tour.
  • This tour operates in all weather conditions, please dress accordingly.
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Reviewed by Heather Bell GB   May 24, 2018
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The monastery is amazing and the views are magnificent. It is hard to believe that this is so close to Barcelona. Thank you to Ada, our wonderful guide.
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Reviewed by Lottie Anderson GB   May 23, 2018
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We loved this tour to Montserrat. The views were amazing and our guide and driver were very friendly and helpful. Thank you for spending the day with us.
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Reviewed by Jessie H IE   May 19, 2018
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We were really lucky as we got to hear the choir singing. This tour was well worth doing as the area is stunning.
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Reviewed by Tina Price US   May 15, 2018
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Montserrat was an excellent trip. On the way to Montserrat our guide gave us lots of great information. It was a lovely place to see and I highly recommend this tour.
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Reviewed by Wilma T GB   May 10, 2018
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The views are amazing and the monastery was a beautiful place to visit.
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Reviewed by John Wójcik US   May 09, 2018
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The short journey out of Barcelona was worth seeing. Our guide was knowledgeable and really made our day. Thank you.
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Reviewed by Stan and Heather GB   May 07, 2018
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Wonderful day trip! The driver and tour guide were nice, knowledgeable, and a general pleasure to be around... would definitely do it again!
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Reviewed by Mike P US   May 05, 2018
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The rock formations are impressive and if you have time, lots of walking tracks to go exploring. A day well spent
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Reviewed by Maisie H GB   May 04, 2018
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A wonderful experience and the trip was worth it as we had our own guide and driver.
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Reviewed by Ella US   April 26, 2018
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This tour was very informative and the views were breathtaking. Our guide and driver ensured that we got the most from the tour and I recommend that anyone visiting Barcelona should take this tour.
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